Wonder Woman has hit a bit of a snag… as it loses celebrated female director, Michelle MacLaren.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michelle MacLaren – known for The X-Files, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones – has left the ambitious project.
“Michelle MacLaren has dropped out of directing Wonder Woman due to what the parties involved are calling creative differences,” they explained. But what does that mean?
“Given creative differences, Warner Bros. and Michelle MacLaren have decided not to move forward with plans to develop and direct Wonder Woman together,” the studio explained in a statement. But further details remain unknown.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped people from speculating… and the folks at Badass Digest claim to have a bit of inside info on MacLaren’s departure.
“MacLaren and Warner Bros couldn’t agree on anything – including what time period to set the movie,” they claim. “More than that, MacLaren had some very particular visions for the film, visions that maybe would have alienated fandom. Although perhaps Diana having a tiger sidekick/pet she could talk with would have appealed to people more than I expect.”
A tiger sidekick? That she could talk with?
Of course, this is a just a rumour… and if you ask me, it’s likely that this is something that’s been muttered around the water cooler.
But creative differences are one thing – a Thundercats rip-off is something else entirely.
But is that the real reason that MacLaren and WB came to an impasse?
Let’s put it bluntly – Michelle MacLaren isn’t stupid. She’s helmed a whole range of iconic TV shows including some of the very best from the last couple of decades. If you ask me, she isn’t the kind of director who comes up with a weird sidekick.
But the creative differences and the time period? Sure, that I can believe.
Either way, it looks as though her departure could cause all kinds of problems for ‘Wonder Woman’. After all, MacLaren was heavily involved in the writing and direction of the movie.
Will her high-profile exit affect the film’s 2017 release? We’ll have to wait and see… but it looks as though Warner Bros. might have to start from scratch.
Wonder Woman heads to cinemas on 23 June 2017.
What do you think of MacLaren’s departure? Can Warner Bros. find another female director? Let us know what you think in the comments below…